September  2017

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On September 15, 2017, five researchers will take home SSHRC Impact Awards at a ceremony hosted by the Governor General at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The awards recognize the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, research training, knowledge mobilization and scholarship.

Find out who made the shortlists in the Talent, Insight, Connection and Partnership categories. The winners in each category, as well as the Gold Medal recipient, will be announced at the ceremony.

A look at what we do by the numbers

Highlights from the 2016-17 competition results

Want to know more? Check out the latest competition stats


The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Have ideas for potential changes to the program in response to recommendations made in the 15th-year program evaluation? Learn more about the evaluation and send us your feedback.

McGill University professor Peter Brown was recognized for his outstanding contributions to ecological economics and sustainable development. He received the award for creating the Economics for the Anthropocene program, a SSHRC-funded partnership between McGill University, the University of Vermont and York University. Read more about his research and the award.
SSHRC scholars took part in The Walrus Talks National Tour
In case you missed it----The Walrus Talks Conversations about Canada: We Desire a Better Country took place from March 1 to June, 2017. Eleven SSHRC-supported scholars were among those speaking on the tour. Check out their presentations online.
Canada 150 logo 
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, we asked researchers to tell us how social sciences and humanities research has advanced Canadian society.

"Social science and humanities research has enabled data-driven policy and practice. In the field of social work, as in other disciplines, evidence-informed practice is critical. Good research and good practice and policy are inextricably linked, inform one another, and most importantly, contribute to the everyday well-being of Canadians----particularly the most vulnerable among us. With respect to my area, cyberbullying among children, youth and young adults, research is essential in order to inform effective prevention and intervention strategies."

----  Faye Mishna, SSHRC-funded researcher and dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto

Application deadlines, program updates, application tips and more
Two streams of funding now available for Insight Grants

When applying for Insight Grants, applicants may now choose from Stream A for requests between $7,000 and $100,000, and Stream B for requests between $100,001 and $400,000. Learn more about Insight Grants.

Competitions close soon for:

Partnership Engage Grants (September 15, 2017)

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships (September 20, 2017)

Canada Graduate Scholarships----Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements
(set by university, SSHRC deadline: October 10, 2017)

Insight Grants (October 15, 2017)

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While at Congress 2017, SSHRC's Melissa Dubreuil and Stephanie Robertson highlighted 10 tips to ensure a successful scholarship or fellowship application, and dispelled some myths about the process. Read their advice in University Affairs.
Featured stories, events and activities
"Clothes make the man," according to an old saying. But can clothes also make a social profiler? It seems the answer is, yes. McMaster University's Sukhvinder Obhi led a SSHRC-funded study that looked at how clothing, such as police uniforms, can affect our perceptions of others.
University of Regina professor Andrea Sterzuk and her team are gathering community and academic knowledge on Indigenous language revitalization, teaching, learning and research ethics, and making it accessible to others on a single website.

Better Data, Better Decisions

How can we build the social and technical bridges that enable better data management and more open sharing of data? Discuss this question and more at this year's Research Data Alliance plenary meeting.

The meeting will be held in MontrĂ©al from September 19 to 21, 2017.

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